Disability Rights

About the Disability Rights Working Group 

The Disability Rights Working Group has reinvigorated its commitment to greater access and the growth, and a re-interrogation of our understanding and addressing of issues impacting disabled people. 

Disability Rights Working Group Projects

Disability Rights Webinars

Experiences in Disability Rights law and How Law Schools Can Promote the Equality of Rights with Persons with Disabilities: as the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches its 30th anniversary, six prominent disability rights scholars and activists look back on their experiences with the disability rights movement and look forward to a future where every law student is exposed to people with disabilities and their impact on the law in their core curriculum.


Disability Rights Flash Conferences

Disability Rights and Workplace Discrimination in the Time of COVID-19: Four prominent academics in the sphere of disability rights discuss the issue of employment and workplace discrimination against people with disabilities specifically in the pandemic when financial situations are increasingly precarious. 

Who We Are


  • Gerard Quinn

    Professor Gerard Quinn is a leading authority on international and comparative disability law and policy and is a professor of law at NUI Galway. Professor Quinn led the delegation of Rehabilitation International during the UN disability treaty negotiations and has recently published on the theory of intersectionality (Equal Rights Review. Vol 16). He has written on the lessons for elderly rights from the perspective of disability rights in Reubner et al (Eds) International & Comparative Law on the Rights of Older Persons (Vanderplass, Chicago, USA 2016) and he most recently spoke on the topic to Age Platform Europe (Brussels, November 2016). Professor Quinn directs the Centre for Disability Law & Policy at the National University of Ireland (Galway).

  • Anna Bruce

    Anna Bruce has an LL.M in law, an LL.M in human rights law and a Ph.D. in human rights law from the Faculty of Law at Lund University. The focus of her work is equality and non-discrimination, particularly in relation to disability, gender, migration and intersectionality.

    At RWI Anna develops and supports activities in equality and non-discrimination, disability human rights and gender human rights.

    Her current research focuses the added value the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) can bring to the rights of forced migrants, the relevance for and application of the understanding of disability in CRPD in the Global South, the consequences of emerging technologies of human enhancement for human rights in general and equality in particular, and the practical consequences of the framework of intersectionality for human rights implementation and adjudication.

Student Assistants

  • Tim Bott

  • Elias Nepa

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